Journey of Initiation
Far Travel to Teotihuacán, “the city where one becomes a god.” Arrive Sunday, October 29 depart Saturday, November 4. Fly into Mexico City – Lodging at Villas Arqueologicas Teotihuacán.
Teotihuacán was the location of my “Spirit Man” interaction where he referred to me as the mind and soul of Quetzalcóatl—the Sixth Sun. In 2010 our group journey to Teotihuacán after Peru was during the celebration of the “Day of the Dead.” Once again we will be in Teotihuacán during the celebrations—an experience not to miss.
Teotihuacán, “the city where one becomes a god,” is the birthplace of the Fifth Sun and the home of the prophet Quetzalcóatl and his religion. According to legend it is here where wisdom flourished and the arts and sacred science originated two thousand years ago. It was a ceremonial and spiritual/religious center as well as a city where all the people were extremely religious.
Today the ruins of this theocratic city lie in a semiarid valley on a plateau 30 miles north of Mexico City. The enormous four-step pyramid—the Pyramid of the Sun, dominates this magical place, 2000 meters above sea level. This pyramid was situated so that the sun set exactly in front of it on the day of the summer solstice. As a spiritual city, Teotihuacán’s main avenue, and the axis of the city, the “Street of the Dead” runs for almost two miles South to North beginning at the Citadel housing the Temple of Quetzalcóatl and ending at the Complex of the Plaza of the Moon. Along its entire length it is lined with palaces, pyramids and temples. Walking this throughway, as was done before by the Initiates of Teotihuacán, you carry out a symbolic and mythological journey of death and re-birth. As part of this process, you pass through and complete the ceremonies first at the Temple of Water, then the Temple of Fire, the Temple of Air and finally the Temple of the Earth. For the thousands of casual tourists that tread this path, they know little of these very ancient and ageless ceremonial acts of death and re-birth.
Tula was the major city of the Toltec’s and according to legend had been founded by the mythological figure Quetzalcóatl (the Plumed Serpent), an ancient deity which the Toltecs had adopted from earlier cultures and worshiped as the god of Venus. The ruins of the archaeological site are concentrated in two clusters at opposite ends of a low ridge. Recent surveys indicate that the original urban area covered at least three square miles. The ruins include the remains of a palace, two ball courts and three temples shaped like truncated pyramids. The largest of the pyramid temples, which is surmounted by 15 foot (4.6 meter) columns in the form of stylized human figures, is thought to be dedicated to Quetzalcóatl. This pyramid has been restored and the tall statues, called Atlanteans (Los Atlantes), have been erected on its summit. A distinctive feature of the pyramid’s base is its walls covered with slabs of volcanic tuff, with bas-reliefs of jaguars and coyotes participating in a sacred procession. Directly to the east is the restored Templo de Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, or Temple of the Morning Star.
October 29 — Arrive Mexico City; transfer to Villas Arqueologicas Teotihuacán, welcoming, overview and briefly exploring the sacred site of Teotihuacán.
October 30 — Knowledge of the Plumed Serpent, Quetzalcóatl, while exploring the ancient site of Teotihuacán
October 3 – Day journey to Tula
November 1—Teotihuacán; begin journey of initiation ascending the “belly of the serpent”
November 2 – Continue journey of initiation
November 3 – Completion, but really a beginning, journey of initiation: Pyramid of Moon and Sun. Celebration meal.
November 4 – Depart to Mexico City airport
This is a very basic itinerary. For more details, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee: $1895. Breakfast daily, teachings, initiation, and transportation within Mexico. Does not include airfare to and from Mexico City.